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Because markets, go die

I’ve always liked this formulation of neoliberalism because of its succinctness, but it’s useful to tease out the implications. Because markets describes how neoliberalism organizes all human activity through the competition of a market system that’s directed by a neoliberal … Continue reading

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I want my country back

I get accused of being a Russian agent or Putin fan but I just want my country back from the fucking neocons. I really have no feelings about Russia except that they are a country we need to get along … Continue reading

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Gradually, then all at once

Empire’s decline gradually, then all at once. This is the dynamic underpinning collapse: slow at first, then suddenly. Presently, the proxy war in Ukraine is signaling a last ditch effort, the outcome of which will determine whether the US can … Continue reading

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Provoked

Now we know, thanks to former German Chancellor Merkel that the Minsk Agreement was nothing but a stalling tactic to allow NATO to militarize Ukraine as an anti-Russian proxy and fortify it for an inevitable war. She recently publicly stated … Continue reading

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Me, myself and I

Identity politics is the perfect embodiment of neoliberalism. Arch-neoliberal Margaret Thatcher articulated it when she proclaimed that “there is no society, only individuals…” Moreover, identity politics is designed to divide and rule. They’re not even being subtle about it. In … Continue reading

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Multipolar

The neocons are sure to lose their shit but what did they expect with their inept machinations and insane war mongering? Instead of a glorious neoliberal market utopia undergirded by American “full spectrum dominance” the rest of the world is … Continue reading

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The Surge

If Robert Parry were still alive he wouldn’t be surprised. He was always perceptive to the neocon’s proclivity to double down when one of their plans went off the rails. What’s clear is that the US does not pursue pragmatic … Continue reading

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Cost Plus

Though it probably won’t, the conflict in Ukraine and the demonstration of Russian advanced weaponry should raise serious question about US weapons procurement. The hasty, indecent withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan last August capped a series of disastrous … Continue reading

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Unreality

Back in the quaint old days of the George W. Bush administration, White House political advisor Karl Rove famously said, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — … Continue reading

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White Helmets

I learned a lot about US and UK propaganda from the Syrian civil war, where western narrative managers advocated for military intervention and regime-change. And now we’re seeing the same kinds of media deceptions and full-throated propaganda in Ukraine. With … Continue reading

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